Looking after your pet's mouth is a major part of your pets health care. Dental health should be addressed on a daily basis to ensure your pets mouths remain comfortable and pain-free.
Did you know that research shows by age 2, 80% of our pets have some form of dental disease?
If your pet has oral health problems, the most recognisable sign is bad breath. Listed below are other signs that could indicate your pet might be suffering a sore and painful mouth. If you notice any of the following, you should contact your veterinarian for a complete examination.
- Bad breath
- Difficulty eating
- Loose teeth or tooth loss
- Pawing or rubbing the mouth
- Bleeding gums
- Yellow or brown tartar on the teeth
Below: Post-dental - diseased teeth removed, scaled + Polished
Below: Pre-dental - Periodontal Disease
After your pet's dental procedure...
- Diet - We recommend feeding a prescription diet specifically designed for dental care; these diets are purpose made to prolong the health of your pets teeth with the use of both mechanic and chemical properties. Examples of these high quality diets include Hills Prescription T/D and Royal Canin Dental.
- Water additives - Helps maintain healthy teeth and gums, with regular use will reduce the severity of periodontal disease. Healthymouth™ is The only dental water additive to receive the VeterinaryOral Health Council® Seal of Acceptance for DOGS and CATS. Slows progression for mid-life dogs and cats; improvement for seniors with even severe dental disease.
- Brushing - Just like brushing your own teeth, brushing your pet's teeth is also the gold standard of dental health. Use animal approved (flavoured) toothpaste and toothbrushes for example Dentipet.
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